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Raspberry Lime Sun Tea is a refreshing way to put the heat of the summer to good use. Find yourself a sunny spot outside and come back to the perfect Summertime drink. Change up the herbal tea bags for a different flavor!
When I was a little girl, my parent’s house was much smaller than it is today. The back of the kitchen was the laundry room which was directly in front of the east facing back door. There were black iron steps that connected the back door to the back yard that Mom always had morning glories growing on. I loved getting up to go see them wide open first thing in the morning. Such pretty blue petals in the bright, early morning sunshine. Mom also had some of the most prolific pink dwarf fairy roses I have ever seen. Tiny little pink ones protected by tiny little thorns. I remember one year that they bloomed right up to Thanksgiving! Mom has never been great at growing things, but she would get lucky every now and then. Morning glories, roses, hostas and mint have always been in the yard but the mint was everywhere. No one really knew what to do with it, but we had plenty!
The one thing Mom made a lot of was mint sun tea. I can see it now, sitting in a big glass pickle jar on the railing of the old black iron back stairs with the morning glories just opening up and the sunlight streaming through. The stairs, roses and morning glories are gone now. They were replaced with an extra 800 square feet of space, but the mint is still there and so is the early morning sunshine. And I think, on occasion, Mom still makes sun tea.
When we moved into our home a couple of years ago, there was a plethora of glass jars hanging out in our pantry and one of them proudly had the words “Sun Tea” printed on the side and I couldn’t help but think about all of those summer days with sun tea. I’ve been on an herbal tea kick lately and threw a few bags in the jug along with a good clipping of fresh mint from my own yard along with a little citrus. The result was a fruity and refreshing drink to enjoy in the shade.
- 3 bags Raspberry Herbal Tea
- 3 Bags Black Tea bag
- 2 large sprigs mint
- 1 lime thinly sliced
- 1 gallon water
- Place all ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and place in a sunny spot outside for 2-3 hours. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours until chilled. Remove tea bags and serve. This will keep in the fridge for 3-4 days.